Mary J. Blige
Year Eligible: 2017
Debut Album: What's the 411? (1992)
Why She Should Be Inducted: If the infectious, enduring 1992 single "Real Love" doesn't warrant her inclusion alone, maybe her four other Number One R&B singles – produced by the likes of Babyface and Dr. Dre, among others – will make her case. Blige has won nine Grammys, four American Music Awards and four BET Awards in the past two decades. She also ranked on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers list.
Possible Drama: "No More Drama"